Technology

The modern world is supported and influenced by technology in a wide variety of ways. Almost nobody in the developed nations can claim to be free of technology, and in fact most homes are stuffed with highly advanced gadgets and appliances.

In this section you will find articles on Personal Computers and their operating systems, notably, Windows Vista and Linux. We also look at the ever expanding and evolving topic of Internet Access.

An expertise of ours is Programming, and particularly Programming for the Web. One useful tool is our What is My IP page!

Tech Tweets

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Sandbox

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Further Reading

Smartphones on Pay-as-you-Go? Watch out!

28 Oct 2014

Smartphones are exceptional pieces of kit nowadays. Models like the Nokia Lumia, HTC One and Apple iPhone have reached the point of being ...

The Essential Geek Reading List

30 Nov 2013

These are books that every good geek and tech follower should read, for the most part because they give an important historical context to ...

Budget iPad docking stations with speakers

03 Oct 2013

Luna speaker dock £40 from Play.com Power output: 15w + 2 x 5w (RMS) / 150w (PMPO) Henson Audio HDB-400 dock £70 from Amazon 40 Watts ...

Don't let your child's iPhone or iPad store payment information!

23 Mar 2013

Have you heard of in-app purchases? If you haven't now, you might have by the time your credit card bill or bank statement comes in. It's ...

What's new in iOS-6

03 Oct 2012

Apple has launched its new flagship phone, the iPhone 5, and at the same time has released its latest mobile operating system (iOS-6) to anybody ...

Don't let your mobile bill roam free

26 May 2012

Going abroad with your smart-phone? Understand roaming! Nowadays there's no excuse to be 'ignorant' of the colossal charges you could incur ...

Get a CentOS Server Web-Ready

15 May 2012

Here are the command-line steps needed to get a bare CentOS distro ready for full LAMP (Apache-MySQL-PHP) hosting: (Note - replace mysite ...

Keeping your iPhone secure

13 May 2012

Apple has recently bumped up its security procedure, by asking subscribers for three questions and answers that can be used to verify their ...

Be careful what you view on Facebook

27 Jan 2012

I'm not one to complain about a free service like Facebook, especially when it works so well at keeping people in touch, but... I was very ...

Get your Content Labelled!

28 Nov 2011

It's time to start labelling your content. If you're one of those web publishers who spends a lot of time writing (or sourcing) decent content ...

The Facebook Timeline

23 Sep 2011

The fantastic people at Facebook certainly know how to progress, improve and revolutionise. They sometimes take flak for a new feature, especially ...

Google Plus Needs You!

21 Sep 2011

Google Plus (or Google+ for short, or G+ for even shorter) is search giant Google's latest attempt to 'go social'. It is doing this so that ...

System Resource Monitor

01 Sep 2011

There is a rather neat system monitoring tool, Magician Monitor, which is free to download and gives a handy view on how much network, CPU and ...

Solved: the Zoomed-In Unlock Screen

31 Jul 2011

Hitting the power button on my iPhone this evening, I was shocked to discover that the screen was zoomed in - the 'Unlock' slider was massive ...

Should Webmasters Pander to Google?

27 Jul 2011

Webmasters around the world have been affected by Google's major shake-up of its search rankings. Know as the "Panda Update", it puts a real ...